Business 2.0 magazine has a great article from May 2003 (yeah, I'm slow!) discussing the future of Tivo as an independent company.
Much like Mac enthusiasts, Tivo users are a die-hard bunch. I see a lot of similarities in the two user profiles. I think it would be an exceptionally wise move for Apple to pick up Tivo because the future is exceptionally bright for the Tivo service. With new products and development agreements in the pipeline, I don't think we're too far away from seeing TV's being sold with built-in Tivo service. The licensing revenues and subscription possibilities are awesome.
Given Steve Job's vision for the future of entertainment, the success of the iPod, and idealistic synergies between Tivo and Apple, what are the chances that Apple could snatch up an under-developed yet growing Tivo?